From the Wires
High Street Partners Strengthens Its Advisory Services Practice to Meet Rising Demand
By: Marketwire .
Dec. 6, 2012 03:05 PM
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- High Street Partners, Inc. (HSP) is pleased to announce that three senior executives have joined the company. John O'Connor has been named to its Board of Directors, Bill Thomas has joined the HSP Advisory Board, and as Senior Director, William Kirwan will head up two newly formed Advisory Services practice areas. All three have extensive track records of success, including senior leadership positions at Big Four accounting firms.
Concurrently, HSP is reorganizing its Advisory Services into four practice areas, as it expands upon its world class competency in providing pragmatic guidance supporting its clients' international business operations. Expert advice and practical solutions will be provided in the areas of HR Services, Global Mobility Solutions, Tax, Accounting & Governance Services, and Legal Related Services.
"We are thrilled to have these three highly regarded experts join HSP," said Larry Harding, Founder, & President of High Street Partners. "Their experience, knowledge, and vision will accelerate our efforts to help our customers simplify the management and control of their international operations."
John O'Connor - In his 33-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), John served most recently as Vice Chairman for the firm and prior to that as Managing Partner of the Boston office. With his deep experience in the professional accounting services industry, John plays an instrumental role in strengthening HSP's affiliations in this area.
Bill Thomas - Bill brings with him over 20 years of global payroll, human resources, and consulting experience. Most recently, he was a Partner at KPMG leading the build out of KPMG's Shared Services and Advisory Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and was previously President, Multinational HR Services with Ceridian. Bill's expertise is critical to HSP's global payroll and HR expansion initiatives.
William Kirwan - Bill is a 20-year veteran in the provision of international tax advisory services, focusing primarily on expatriate and cross-border employment issues. With HSP, he will lead its Global Mobility Solutions and its Tax, Accounting & Governance Services practice areas. Most recently, he was a Global Lead Partner at PwC in the United Kingdom.
About High Street Partners
HSP's signature solutions include HSP Overseas Direct®, an integrated service bundle which incorporates all required recurring services, including international payroll, expense reimbursement, cash management, vendor payments, bookkeeping, quarterly and annual tax filings, and local statutory compliance, and HSP OverseasConnect®, a cloud-based application for the aggregation and management of accounting, finance, HR and legal requirements across multiple geographies and lifecycles. Both solutions are offered with a full suite of custom Advisory Services. HSP provides a single point of accountability for clients spanning a range of industries and sizes: from those making their first overseas hire, to larger, publicly traded companies managing multiple subsidiaries on several continents, to top universities and research institutions operating in dozens of countries. HSP has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, New York, San Diego, and San Jose in the US, along with Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo. For more information, call +1-888-881-6576, or visit www.hsp.com.
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